July 2023

Welcome to Shore Lodge, the ultimate summer destination nestled in the breathtaking beauty of McCall, Idaho. With its pristine Payette Lake and a wide array of outdoor adventures, this luxurious resort offers an idyllic escape for travelers seeking sun-soaked relaxation and thrilling experiences. To ensure you maximize your stay, we’ve compiled a list of the best items to pack in your beach bag. So, grab your shades, and let’s dive in!

Swimwear and Beach Attire

Swimwear and Casual Beach Attire

The first item on your packing list should be your favorite swimwear. Whether you’re lounging by the outdoor heated pools, soaking in the hot tubs, or indulging in exciting watersports like paddleboarding and kayaking at the marina, you’ll want to make a splash in style.

After working up an appetite, you will want to experience the delicious, casual beachside dining at The Cutwater on Payette Lake. Remember a breezy sundress or a stylish button-down shirt for the perfect dinner attire!

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Entertainment Essentials

Pack your favorite book or Kindle and grab your headphones for those moments of blissful solitude. Take advantage of the tranquil mornings by reading, listening to your latest podcast addiction, or playing relaxing meditative music on your private outdoor patio or balcony. Immerse yourself in captivating stories and spectacular views while the sounds of nature serenade you.

Payette Lake Summer

Beach Accessories

To complete your beach bag ensemble, remember to pack essential beach accessories. Bring a wide-brimmed hat to shield yourself from the sun’s rays, a colorful beach towel for lounging by the water, and a waterproof phone case to capture every moment of your vacation. These accessories will elevate your style and enhance your beachside experience at Shore Lodge.

Summer Adventures in McCall


Stay active and energized, even while on vacation! At Shore Lodge, we have a 24-hour fitness center for your daily workouts on-site. If you’re looking for an immersive nature experience, embrace the great outdoors by embarking on exhilarating activities such as mountain biking, rock climbing, or trekking through a hiking trail at Ponderosa State Park. You can also take one of our complimentary cruiser bikes out for a spin throughout town. Ask the front desk about this perk. Remember to pack your activewear to embrace all possible excursions with absolute comfort.

Beach Day Skincare

Beach Day Skin Care

Protecting your skin is essential, especially when basking in the glorious Idaho sun. Pack sunscreen and lip balm with high SPF ratings to keep your skin safe and moisturized. Sunglasses are also a must to shield your eyes from the shimmering rays. A great life hack is bringing a stainless-steel water bottle to keep your hydration game strong and your water refreshingly cold throughout the day. For more skincare tips, check out our May blog to discover the top 5 wellness vacation tips from our spa professionals at The Cove.

Summer Shore Lodge Vacation

Prep for Your Trip Today

Now that you have a curated selection of must-have items for your beach bag get ready to create unforgettable memories with us. If you realize you’ve forgotten something, don’t worry! The Mercantile at the resort has you covered with all the essentials. And if you’re looking to plan your summer itinerary, our concierge can assist you in discovering the endless adventures that await in McCall.

Pack your beach bag and prepare for a summer of sun-soaked days, outdoor thrills, and unparalleled relaxation.

We encourage a fall or winter getaway if you already have your summer plans sorted. With our selection of 75th-anniversary packages, you can join us in commemorating 75 years of rich history and excellence in Pacific Northwest hospitality.

For more information, visit our summer adventures page or call us at 800.657.6464. Also, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to stay connected!